Q: Can they fire me at the time I am receiving the worker’s compensation?
A:Unfortunately, there is not a law in Georgia prohibiting such an action of an employer. Since your worker’s compensation term can possibly last much longer than your employment, in case you are fired within that period, an employer has a risk that you will be compensated for a longer period of time than if you would be trying to find another employment. For that reason, an employer will wait for you to return to work with an official doctor’s release and then fire you. From that moment you are no longer eligible for a worker’s compensation. In case, that happens, contact us immediately.